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Help Stamp Out Loneliness this May

April 26, 2011 by  

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Help Stamp Out Loneliness this May

Where It’s At Is Where You Are and Papillons Noir are proud to present the heart-poundingly beautiful, eponymous debut LP from Manchester’s sublime sextet Help Stamp Out Loneliness due out in May.

With the glorious opening bars of ‘Cottonopolis + Promises’ (a bittersweet ‘Dear John’ letter to their surrogate city of Manchester) it becomes increasingly noticeable that HSOL aren’t your standard indie-fare.

Fronted by the striking, Nico-esque singer D. Lucille against a glittering backdrop of transistor organs and jangle-pop guitars, their alluringly seductive songs shield lyrics that flicker between stories of rock-star stalkers (‘Record Shop’) and cringe-inducing alfresco sex (‘Biergarten’); to heartfelt paeans to the days of audio cassettes on ‘Cellophane’ and meditations on the domestic lives of Nico and John Cooper Clarke on the aforementioned ‘Cottonopolis + Promises’.

The first single to be taken from the album is the marvellously catchy ‘Record Shop’, a sinister chanson inspired by Sandra Bernhard’s character from Scorsese’s ‘King of Comedy’.

Championed early on by 6 Music’s Marc Riley, Help Stamp Out Loneliness are on track to set the rest of the country alight with their irresistibly sophisticated pop charm.

Tour Dates:
Saturday 07 May – Chameleon Arts Café, Nottingham
Sunday 08 May – The Victoria, London (Dalston)
Saturday 14 May – Gullivers, Manchester
Thursday 28 July – Firebug, Leicester
Friday 29 – Sunday 31 July – Indietracks Festival, Derby

The band will also be playing Sweeping the Nation’s night at the Firebug in Leicester on Thursday 28 July



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